Tips for Buying Quality Solar Lights

Solar power has evidently become the trend in renewable energy today. Many homes are increasingly switching to solar lights to help reduce your electricity bills and provide clean energy with no greenhouse-gas emissions.

Recently we have been hit by super typhoon Rai, locally known as Odette leaving our people left with no homes. Communication and power lines remain down in the hardest hit areas. Power is not expected to return for at least a month so the demand for Solar LED lights has rapidly increased.

In this article, we will discuss several factors to consider when purchasing your Solar LED lights. Be aware that there are so many low quality Solar LED Lights in the market and as a consumer, we understand that you demand value for your purchase. So here are important tips for buying quality Solar LED lights.

Check the Lumens per Watt

“The higher the wattage of the bulb, the brighter is the light” this statement is still true for all incandescent lights; however, this not applicable to LED lightings. Now it is by Lumens on how we measure how much light an LED is capable of projecting. Check the label and compare the LED lights using the Lumens and you will surely get perfect brightness for your lighting scheme.

Choose IP65 and Anti-Corrosion Solar Light

Solar lights are outdoor lighting fixtures that are exposed to bad weather all year round. Most solar lights available in the market are made with plastic material that when exposed to the UV rays of the sun, eventually wears out and turns brittle. Only select a product that is weather resistant die cast aluminum and IP65 waterproofing housing. This material is proven to protect the electronics inside, light weight, excellent resistance to corrosion and long-lasting life.

Select Lithium Iron Phosphate Battery

Lithium Iron Phosphate Batteries has a lifecycle of 1,000-10,000 cycles. These batteries can handle high temperatures with minimal degradation. These types of batteries are manufactured for long lengths of time applications. For lithium-ion batteries, they only have a life cycle of 500-1,000 cycles which is also negatively impacted as these batteries tend to become unstable in high temperature environment.

Check for LED Light Life

Quality LEDs are notable for being extremely long-lasting product. They have a life expectancy of 50,000 hours. In order to live out their 50,000 hour lifespan, heat from LED must effectively and efficiently pull away using metal heat sink. Cheaply made LEDs use plastic heat sink to try and pull heat away. This method of managing heat is more likely to fail, thus lowering its light life expectancy.

Color Temperatures

The 65,000k color temperature is the most common in solar lights since this projects a cool white illumination that emulates day time environment. This is the ideal for the illumination and security of outdoor spaces.

Motion Sensor and Power Saving Mode

Motion sensor for solar light is one of the best security features for an outdoor lighting fixture. In the uncertainty of the night, having this feature lessens the chances towards any dangerous incidents. This also saves the battery since it reserves the full power potential only if it detects movement.

Built-in USB Charging Ports

In the event of power outages, this 6V Built-In USB Charging port feature is very useful for mobile phones and other electronic devices that use USB ports to charge.

Solar Lights can provide the same lighting needs for you homes as to using electricity from the power grid. Visit our branches to check out our quality solar powered LED lights.